Smart Mobility

Smart Mobility

Our mission

Contributing to a more sustainable and value-adding state of mobility

We at Roland Berger consider mobility as one of the key influence factors for sustainability. New products and services are evolving more and more rapidly around the world, providing a vast portfolio of opportunities. At the same time, companies, governments, cities and other stakeholders struggle to draw the right conclusions for themselves. Our ambition is to provide support for our clients, addressing this highly complex topic with a holistic approach.

We unite our Smart Mobility experts and knowledge globally, and pursue a cross-functional approach by bringing together experts primarily from the automotive, infrastructure, and transportation industries.


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"Our expertise is our core asset. In this regard, our network to decision-makers in the private and public sector is only one source for our latest thinking."
Portrait of Jan-Philipp Hasenberg
Senior Partner
Hamburg Office, Central Europe

This is an exciting time for the mobility sector. Globalization and trade are increasing, and novel mobility scenarios are evolving from new technologies and market entrants. At the same time, a growing focus on sustainability and environmental impact has placed new restrictions on how players operate.

At Roland Berger, we have a broad perspective on the mobility sector. Therefore, we understand the disruption that lies ahead. We track growth internationally to predict long term trends and future challenges. Our global positioning means that our consultants have a well-rounded view on issues surrounding innovation, technologies, services throughout the world and can develop solutions for local as well as global markets.

Below you find a selection of relevant articles and studies we published. The range covers articles from the automotive sector to urban mobility and logistics. We encourage you to take a look at our latest insights: it is definitively worth the time!

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What we offer

Custom-made tools and approaches

For our clients we have worked on a range of projects. Here are some examples of how we contributed to their success.

  • Car manufacturer: For a global passenger car manufacturer we defined a smart mobility target portfolio of services. We assessed profit pools, M&A opportunities, and potential partners and developed the financial roadmap.
  • Leasing company: For a global leasing and fleet management company we developed a mobility strategy focusing on B2B services including business model design and implementation roadmap.
  • Automotive investor: For an automotive player we conducted an independent business review of a global ride-hailer. We validated the business plan and made suggestions for the improvement of growth and profitability.
  • Public transport operator: For a leading city in the Middle East we developed an integrated mobility concept from defining the investment strategy over the next ten years to creating businesses in ride-hailing and setting up an intermodal mobility platform
  • National railway: For a railway in a widespread European country we developed a comprehensive new mobility concept, integrating all modes of transport (urban, peri-urban, rural).
  • Logistics player: For a global logistics player we developed a diversification strategy to enter the mobility market, incl. detailed business cases several market segments. We supported the concept detailing to the successful launch of a new product.
  • Insurance group: For a leading European insurance group we assessed a diversification strategy into the new mobility ecosystem. We analyzed local markets, customers, and players and defined partners and pilot applications.
  • Ride Hailer: For Chinese ride-hailers we developed a growth concept, including business model design, profitability analyses, and development of a future asset management model.
  • Mobility operator: For a leading operator of mobility services we designed a future Mobility Personal Assistant, including business and technical architectures as well as partnerships with other transport companies for the creation of a common data lake

Smart Mobility Experts

True mobility experts with a cross-functional approach

Mobility is a complex topic requiring profound expertise and dedication. That is why we bring all relevant resources to the table right from the beginning. Our co-heads from our Automotive and Transportation practices demonstrate our ambition to challenge the thematic field of mobility holistically.
On top of that, not only our cross-functional, but also our transnational cooperative approach emphasizes the ambition to implement best-in class solutions. Our global network of mobility experts allows us to do so.

Worldwide Mobility Network
Portrait of Yuzuru Ohashi
Senior Partner, Managing Partner Japan
Tokyo Office, Eastern Asia
+81 3 4564-6660
Middle East
Portrait of Santiago Castillo
Senior Partner, Managing Partner Middle East
Dubai Office, Middle East
+971 4 364-5300
Portrait of René Seijger
Senior Partner, Supervisory Board Deputy Chairman, Middle East Chairman
Dubai Office, Middle East
South Korea
Portrait of Soosung Lee
Senior Partner, Managing Partner Korea
Seoul Office, Eastern Asia
+82 10 5775-4226
Portrait of Sven Siepen
Senior Partner, Managing Partner Switzerland
Zurich Office, Central Europe
+41 79 792-7374
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Our mission

Contributing to a more sustainable and value-adding state of mobility